January 5th is National Bird day for the United States and although there are many birds in the nation to be admired, there are also a few birds that are considered “nuisance birds” and can be very pesky. These birds inhabit homes and businesses and can pose health and safety concerns as well as cause damages to a building if they are not dealt with properly.  In honor or National Bird day, We thought that this time would be an opportune time to educate our readers on the types on birds that can be controlled, what types of damages can be incurred from nuisance bird infestation, and the humane methods that are used to control these types of birds.

The types of birds that can be controlled are considered invasive birds and are listed below:




English Sparrows:shutterstock_239876077





European Starlings:shutterstock_241150915




*All other types of birds are protected one way or another under the Federal Migratory Bird Act of 1918 and cannot be controlled in any way.

The birds that are described above can cause large amounts of damages to residential and commercial properties. The droppings that these birds can leave on your building or home contain acid that will actually eat away paint or metal. They can also cause fire hazards by clogging an AC or heating unit or your gutter & drains to create a flooding hazard. The mass quantity of droppings can also decrease the curb appeal of your home with its unsightly presence.

Along with damages, nuisance birds also pose health concerns. The main reason is because the droppings that these birds leave behind can create a fungus that can cause respiratory problems in humans. Besides that, the birds carry diseases such as, West Nile virus, hantavirus, and salmonella.

If you are dealing with any types of these birds in your home or business, it is best to call a professional to get this problem dealt with properly. Our staff here at Senske is properly trained to solve any bird problem that you may be experiencing. The humane methods of control that we use are trapping, scare devices, ovo-control, and exclusion.

If you would like to speak with one of our representatives about pest bird control or would like to get a free estimate, please call 1-800-533-6330.

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